Norton Juster


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in New York, New York, The United States
June 02, 1929

Died
March 08, 2021

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Norton Juster was an architect and planner, professor emeritus of design at Hampshire College, and the author of a number of highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film. He collaborated with Sheldon Harnick on the libretto for an opera based on The Phantom Tollbooth. The musical adaptation, with a score by Arnold Black, premiered in 1995. An amateur cook and professional eater, Mr. Juster lived with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts. ...more

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The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Hello, Goodbye Window

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The Dot and the Line: A Rom...

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Neville

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The Odious Ogre

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Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie

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Alberic the Wise

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Otter Nonsense

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The Phantom Tollbooth + The...

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As Silly as Knees, As Busy ...

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“So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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